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Grants & Finance News from October 2020


26th October 2020

Leicester software firm raises £950k in second funding round

A Leicester businesswoman whose software platform helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes has raised a further £950,000 from investors.
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17th October 2020

Sinfonia Viva Pledges Support To Freelance Family Following Grant Announcement

Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, which is based in Derby and the only professional orchestra in the East Midlands, has secured support as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).
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16th October 2020

Lockdown opens doors to growth for Mansfield manufacturer

A Nottinghamshire performance doorset manufacturer is set to grow revenues by £2million this year thanks in part to a £400,000 investment in new machinery, backed by Lloyds Bank.
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15th October 2020

Businesses urged to back £4.25m planetarium plans

Businesses across the East Midlands are being urged to support plans to create a new £4.25m planetarium and science discovery centre which aims to inspire interest in STEM learning and careers.
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14th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield Theatres and Chesterfield Museum receive lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Chesterfield Theatres and Chesterfield Museum have been awarded more than £400,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future;
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13th October 2020

Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government, thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 
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13th October 2020

Leicester businesswoman raises £950k in second funding round

A Leicester businesswoman whose software platform helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes has raised a further £950,000 from investors. 
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9th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield secures funding to deliver Green Homes

Chesterfield Borough Council has secured £500,000 of funding to enable energy efficiency improvements for local residents. 
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7th October 2020

Silverstone experience receives £250k National Lottery support to help with impact of COVID-19

The Silverstone Experience has received £250k from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to ensure it is able to remain open during the winter and continue its mission of preserving the heritage of British motor racing.
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6th October 2020

Round Corner Brewing, the business that ‘can’

Melton Mowbray based Round Corner Brewing is set to double its output this year thanks to a grant from the Business Gateway Growth Hub and its ability to adapt the production of its world-class craft beers during the Covid-19 crisis.
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6th October 2020

Leicester cinema prepares for lights, camera, action with Lloyds support

Phoenix Cinema in Leicester is preparing to re-open its doors after receiving support from Lloyds Bank, as part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
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6th October 2020

Nottingham city centre school gets £2.5k donation from The Island Quarter

A Nottingham primary school in Sneinton has been provided with much-needed funds to support children with online learning, after the developer behind The Island Quarter www.theislandquarter.com site donated £2,500.
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5th October 2020

D2N2 announces funding for wave of projects across the region in wake of economic downturn

£5.75m will be invested in seven projects designed to improve skills  and create jobs
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3rd October 2020

Young people unbox their futures across Leicestershire

One thousand five hundred young people in Leicestershire will benefit from an innovative careers package delivered straight to their homes.
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